I love the joy my kids at school have over my adoption. They often get into conversations with me about adoption and our baby. Funny though, these conversations usually come during the times they want a "distraction" from doing their work. I definitely keep things moving in our class, but I always joyfully stop to talk adoption, and I think the kids know this now! ;) So today, during math, they wanted to know why (as one girl puts it), "They haven't given you his picture yet!" (meaning our referral). That quickly turned into, "Mrs. Oren, the very first day you bring him home, will you please promise to bring him to school!" Then, "Will you let us pick out his name?" To which I replied, "Mr. Oren and I will decide his name in the end, but I would love to hear your suggestions! We aren't 100% sure what his name will be, so we are open to your ideas." This spurred on quite the discussion and two little girls insisted on pieces of paper to write them down. Here are their ideas.
**Note: you will need to read phonetically for a few of them. Due to the list, I think they think that "Bible names" must be more spiritual than other names. My favorite spellings are Luck (Luke), Daved (David), Mich (Micah), and my absolute favorite name choice... Psalm. Haha. So random it's hilarious.
And, while we're on the topics of names, we are totally open to suggestions! So please, bring them on!! We have a running list of about 10 names... a few we really like, but haven't settled on one yet. This past Saturday we went out to eat at the Macaroni Grill and they have paper down as the table cloths and provide crayons. We had a fun time writing all the different names we like on the table, trying them out with "Oren", writing them in print and cursive, and all different colors. It was quite fun. Our waitress was a little confused. I asked her if she liked to read what people write on their tables. She said yes. Then with a questioning tone she said, "Looks like baby names?" and I said yep... a baby boy! She looked at me very confused. I'm a pretty small person and if I was pregnant, I had to be very early, but if I was that early, how could I know it was a boy?! Obviously we told her of our adoption and then it all made sense. :) I'm willing to bet though that after we left she was wondering about some of the names we listed. We like less common names and there were quite a few on there, as well as some funny names we were just joking around with. This was one moment I wish I had a cell phone camera to take a picture of our lovely table name design. It was pretty cool! :) But really, we'd love to hear what names you like!
**too bad this cutie doesn't have brown skin. hehe**